Friday, January 24, 2014

just for fun - It Is Peanut Butter Day!

I LOVE peanut butter! It is one of my favorite foods for sure! So, when I saw on daysoftheyear (dot) com, today is Peanut Butter Day, well, I had to let you know so you can celebrate it as well! They said, "Who doesn’t love peanut butter? So let’s celebrate Peanut Butter Day. This auspicious occasion was created many years ago, to allow peanut butter lovers to celebrate the creation of this wonderful food. Peanut butter can be eaten and used in many different recipes. I see nothing wrong in sitting down and indulging in a jar of the creamy or crunchy delight with a spoon. What more do you need? Families and friends can celebrate Peanut Butter Day by getting together and creating delicious recipes containing peanut butter, from cookies and cakes to sautes and sauces. These can of course be consumed at home, or some prefer to make a day of it and go on a picnic style outing. There are many individuals who eat nothing but peanut butter on Peanut Butter Day.

I may not only eat peanut butter on this day, but it is highly likely my lunch will be a peanut butter and banana sandwich! I thought it would be fun to look up some peanut butter info and fun facts and share them with you. Did you know . . .

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter
  • Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches
  • The world’s largest peanut butter factory churns out 250,000 jars of the tasty treat every day.
  • Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the USA contain peanuts or peanut butter.
  • Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school
  • The amount of peanut butter eaten in a year could wrap the earth in a ribbon of 18-ounce peanut butter jars one and one-third times
  • There are over 700 known phobias. Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A’-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth
Which "fun fact" do you find to be the most interesting? I think the one about how the average child will eat 1,500 pb&j sandwiches before they graduate surprising . . . for me, I'm sure it was far more as I LOVE pb&j!

Enjoy Peanut Butter Day . . . I'm sure I will!

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